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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Persian Gulf War, Gulf War(noun)

    a war fought between Iraq and a coalition led by the United States that freed Kuwait from Iraqi invaders; 1990-1991

  2. Iran-Iraq War, Gulf War(noun)

    a dispute over control of the waterway between Iraq and Iran broke out into open fighting in 1980 and continued until 1988, when they accepted a UN cease-fire resolution


  1. Gulf War

    The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Storm was a war waged by a U.N.-authorized Coalition force from 34 nations led by the United States, against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait. The war is also known under other names, such as the Persian Gulf War, First Gulf War, Gulf War I, or the First Iraq War, before the term "Iraq War" became identified instead with the 2003 Iraq War. Kuwait's invasion by Iraqi troops that began 2 August 1990 was met with international condemnation, and brought immediate economic sanctions against Iraq by members of the U.N. Security Council. U.S. President George H. W. Bush deployed U.S. forces into Saudi Arabia, and urged other countries to send their own forces to the scene. An array of nations joined the Coalition. The great majority of the Coalition's military forces were from the U.S., with Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and Egypt as leading contributors, in that order. Saudi Arabia paid around US$36 billion of the US$60 billion cost. The war was marked by the beginning of live news on the front lines of the fight, with the primacy of the U.S. network CNN. The war has also earned the nickname Video Game War after the daily broadcast images on board the U.S. bombers during Operation Desert Storm.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Gulf War

    United Nations' action to intervene in conflict between the nation of Kuwait and occupying Iraqi forces, occurring from 1990 through 1991.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of gulf war in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of gulf war in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dan Quayle, 4/11/91 (reported in Esquire, 8/92):

    [The U.S. victory in Gulf war was] a stirring victory for the forces of aggression.

  2. Tetsuya Nishimoto:

    We learnt from the Gulf War that just sending money and not people would not earn us international respect.

  3. Wall Street Journal, March 15, 1991:

    Before the Gulf War started, the Iraqi Army was the the fourth largest in the world. Now, its the second largest army in Iraq.

  4. Tomohiko Taniguchi:

    For the first time, we are just about to be able to exercise collective defense with the U.S. and others, so the feeling is we have finally been able to get the (Gulf War) burden off our shoulders.

  5. Wolf Blitzer:

    To this day, 25 years later here in the United States or indeed around the world, people always come up to me: 'Oh I remember the Gulf War. I remember what you were doing,' they still associate me with those months of Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and it's a source of pride to me that I quote 'became famous' covering that war.

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